Book Review: Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky

As soon as I played the first video game, I knew I had to read the book. I have a thing for wanting to read the novels games are based on after I've played them, and Metro had me hooked from the start. The story follows our protagonist Artyom, a teeanger who lives in the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Shadow Rises by K S Marsden

Hunter Astely - witch hunter extraordinaire - is the best at what he does: hunting witches and keeping humanity safe. It's not by choice however, it's his heritage. When he saves a young girl from a pack of witches in Italy, his life is turned upside down when she demands to be brought into the... Continue Reading →

The Best Book on Writing & Book Review: Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain

I probably haven't read as many How To books on writing as I should, but I've read a few and I came across this one as a recommendation for further reading from another one. They talked very highly of it and of Dwight Swain, so I figured "Why the hell not?" First thing's first: This... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Valour by John Gwynne

This is the second book in the series and boy did it just get interesting. It picks up pretty much exactly where book one left off (book review here!), and without saying too much, let me just say that armies are gathering, wars are starting, and our protagonists are in deep trouble. Oh, and not... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Shepherd’s Watch by Counios & Gane

They've done it again! Shepherd's Watch is the second book in the Shepherd and Wolfe series, the first of which I've reviewed here, and it follows unlikely friends Anthony Shepherd and Charlie Wolfe who somehow always seemed to end up in the middle of trouble (but that's probably because Charlie keeps dragging Anthony into it).... Continue Reading →

What The Hell Happened to My Writing?

I'm a man of habit. That's not something I say lightly, it's not just a casual saying to me. What I mean is that I'm extremely habitual, scheduled, and organized. Extremely. I love habits. I like being organized. I like following a set program. Every. Single. Day. It sounds boring to some people, but to... Continue Reading →

Healthy Writing

I sat down with E.J. Dawson and talked about exercise, writing, and mental health. Check it out!

I’m going to tell you all something that should come as no surprise; I loathe exercise.

When I wake up in the morning I pour in Earl Grey tea and hope fortitude will get me through the day. I do walk my 35kg mastiff which is a challenge unto itself but that’s rostered under my “Take care of Pets” not exercise and therefore excusable.

Given we’re all trapped in our houses and even the introverts long for eye contact (who thought it would come to this?), I thought I’d seek out a professional. Someone wise in the way of regular physical activity that wasn’t smashing their head against the desk (it’s a writing activity not exercise).

Today on my blog one of the most physically fit whilst lying about his love of hiking writerly folk is here to talk about exercise, and why its important. Trey Stone is a gifted…

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